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Asphalt Materials Inc Seasonal Plant Operator in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Summary:Under general supervision of the Plant Manager, this Seasonal Plant Operator performs general operator tasks as described below. You will work as part of a team to ensure the overall operation of the terminal including basic functions such as receipt and shipment of products all, manufacturing of products, inspection and recordkeeping requirements, and the maintenance of the equipment in the facility.In the event of terminal and other system "call outs", you are willing to be available for on-call rotation during selected nights and weekends as required by the number of personnel in rotation.Safety of our employees is of the highest priority. Employees will be required to participate in multiple facility safety programs and engage in the employee-owned safety culture of the facility.Job Functions:Receiving and shipment of raw materials, asphalt, and emulsion productsManufacturing of asphalt productsAble to conduct dispatching duties and maintain relations with vendorsCM Loading (Multi-grade)MC LoadingMaintain and update plant operations inspections and recordkeeping documentsAssist in operating and adjusting plant pumps, valves, motors, feeders, and other equipment to maintain appropriate plant operationsPerform general plant facility maintenance such as cleaning, painting and repairing plant facilities; perform various grounds maintenance dutiesFollow and assist to ensure that all safety policies are followed and implementedMust be willing to work nights and weekendsQualifications:The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.Knowledge of:Principles and practices of plant operationsOperation principles of plant equipment such as valves, pumps, and motorsMethods and techniques of maintaining, repairing, and troubleshooting plant equipment and processesBasic mechanical and/or electrical knowledgeOccupational hazards and standard safety practices and proceduresOffice procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applicationsiAbility to:Operate and monitor asphalt plant equipmentDiagnose operating problems and take effective courses of actionMake independent technical decisions to maintain proper treatment processPerform routine to difficult maintenance, repairs and installations to plant equipment such as pumps and valvesPerform heavy manual laborLogically solve problemsAdapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writingEstablish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of workiEducation and Experience Guidelines:iEducation/Training:High school diploma or equivalent.iExperience:Ideally, the candidate would have 2-year technical or mechanical degree.1 year of production/maintenance experience in the refined products terminal or production facilities and/or oil or gas industry.Basic mechanical/electrical knowledge.iPhysical Demands and Working Environment:iEnvironment:iExposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, solvents, electrical energy, toxic materials, hazardous chemicals and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work in confined spaces; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces.Physical:This job requires the ability to life, pull, and push a minimum of 50 lbs., bend, stoop, kneel, reach, squat, and climb heavy equipment several times throughout the day, and balance with heights. In addition, you must have the ability to be on your feet and use hands, arms, and legs repeatedly on the job. This includes frequently walking on sloped ground and slippery and uneven surfaces, as well as working in confined areas.The ability to stand for extended periods of timeRequires the ability to perform essential job tasks in less than favorable conditions. These may